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The United States House of Representatives voted to pass an amendment to cut federal funding to the Planned Parenthood organization Feb. 18.
The University radio station Pace University Broadcasting (WPUB) is returning this semester with a new brand. The radio station has a new frequently updated blog, has been playing in Café 101 and will be holding events during the spring semester.
The Sophomore Engagement Team, Student Affairs and the Office of Student Success sponsored the event “The Class Warfare Challenge,” in which students from different class standings competed against each other Feb. 23.
House Republicans have been trying to change the meaning of “rape” when it comes to taxpayer-funded abortions. New Jersey Republican spokesman Chris Smith introduced the bill.
The Foundation for Post Conflict Development (FPCD), Athlete Sophie Denis and event supporters Academic Impact and International Year of Youth hosted the Alpine Youth Challenge Summit Feb. 24.
An Art Exhibit called, “Building a Center,” has been erected in 41 Park Row to commemorate the literal building of the University’s first ever Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer and Ally (LGBTQA) and Social Justice Center.
The University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department and Working Group on Girls (WGG) hosted the 55th Annual Meeting of the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women entitled, “Girls Stand Up” Feb. 20.
The University established the College of Health Professionals that will consist of the combined Physician Assistant’s (PA) program and the Lienhard School of Nursing. The new college will allow for greater multidisciplinary interaction, a trend common in the health sciences professions and more options for University students to pursue careers in the health sciences.
The Westchester County grand jury dropped all charges Feb.14 against the police in the case of University student Danroy (DJ) Henry, Jr. who was fatally shot by Westchester police Oct. 17, 2010. The grand jury investigation began Jan. 10.
Over the next few years, the University plans to sell off the Briarcliff campus, with the help of real estate firm Newmark Knight Frank, as part of their five year Strategic Plan.
College students who majored in subjects which inclined them to long hours of calculating and studying computer programming are on the right track to earning top paying salaries post graduation. While undergrads should not base their career choices on how fast they can make a six figure salary, it is important to know the facts and figures of the job market.
The Pforzheimer Honors College hosted a viewing of the documentary The Human Experience produced by A Grassroots Productions at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Feb. 7.
The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) hosted an event focusing on gun control laws Feb. 2 on the first floor of One Pace Plaza. The event called for reforms in gun control law, focusing on laws regarding background checks.
The New York State (NYS) Panel for Educational Policy voted to close down 10 NYC public schools Jan. 26, with a plan to close approximately 15 more.
NYC banned smoking in all 1,700 public parks in all five boroughs Feb. 4.
The NYC Campus held a grand opening for the new fitness center at One Pace Plaza on Feb. 9. The Student Government Association (SGA) and the NYC Dean for Students office sponsored the event.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down Feb. 11 after much confusion over whether or not he would stay in office. Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak was “‘waiving’ his office, and had handed over authority to the Supreme Council of the armed forces,” according to Arab news channel Al Jazeera.
The University has revamped the wireless connection access points in the University’s cafeteria and the library. University Information Technology Services (ITS) Director Matthew Bonilla became aware that students were reporting problems connecting to the internet while on the wireless system, particularly while streaming media sites, resulting in bandwidth limitations.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International issued a press release Jan. 6 to announce that the University’s Lubin School of Business had renewed its dual degree accreditation for business and accounting for five more years.
The University hosted award winning author and activist Randall Robinson at an event Feb. 3 to discusses civil rights.
Mark Poisel has been appointed as the new associate provost for the Office of Student Success. The Office for Student Success helps students who are having trouble at the University, whether the problem is academic, disciplinary or financial.
The Stuyvesant High School pool — located at 345 Chambers Street — is now open to University students.
The University is scheduled to open a new Lower Manhattan residence hall in 2013. It will replace roughly 600 beds that the University currently leases at the St. George Hotel and 55 Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights.
It has been approximately one week since the on-going rallies against the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his government began. Protesters had been swarming the streets and took to Twitter and other social networks to keep each other updated and hide from the government.
The University hosted “Paint the Campus Red” Dec.1 to observe World AIDS Day with different events held by student organizations. NYC Campus sorority chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) hosted the event called “Knowing is Beautiful.”
The Stonewall Coalition and the University’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning and Allies (LGBTQA) Taskforce held an event to discuss World AIDS Day, activism, civil rights and obstacles facing the current wave of LGBTQ youth campaigners Dec. 1.
The University’s nursing school was ranked as one of the top two nursing schools in the NYC region, along with Columbia University, by The New York Times (NYT).
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Administration announced Nov. 16 that it has been working on a plan to extend the 7 train into New Jersey. The plan could potentially be the first time the NYC subway system would reach outside the five boroughs.
The University’s Law School students won an eight-year long case of federal litigation against ExxonMobil Corporation Nov. 17. The Hudson Riverkeeper was represented for over six years by Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and by more than two dozen of their legal interns in a case of oil contamination in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and nearby Newtown Creek against ExxonMobil.
For many, the holiday season is a time of giving thanks for what we have and spending time with friends and family. It can also a time for giving and helping others.
The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems hosted the Indaba Music event Nov. 17. Students heard from Indaba Music co-founders Matthew Siegel and Jesse Chan-Norris who discussed the modern music industry.
Representatives from the University’s Financial Aid Department and the Office of Student Assistance (OSA) met with students and faculty members Nov. 16 to discuss their response to a presentation made by the Student Government Association (SGA) Oct. 19.
This year’s Legend Yearbook staff, headed by Editor-In-Chief Andrew Davis and Director of Public Relations Eleni Simos, is working hard to “Renew” their prominence at the University. “Renew” is also the theme of this year’s yearbook.
Governor Elect Andrew Cuomo stated Nov.11 that he opposes trying the 9/11 terrorist attack mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York State (NYS).
Former Hearst Magazines editor Cathie Black was appointed as the new chancellor of NYC’s public schools by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Nov. 9.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) decided to give MetroCard users a grace period, meaning any MetroCard purchased before Dec. 30 can be activated and used up until a certain time.
The Westchester County District Attorney (DA) Janet DiFiore arraigned the University’s Director of Cultural Affairs David G. Watson on two felony counts involving child pornography Nov. 17.
Jeromie Cancel was convicted of murder in the second degree Nov. 18 for the August 2008 death of 19-year-old University student Kevin Pravia. He will be sentenced Dec. 10 and faces 25 years to life in prison.
The Westchester County District Attorney (DA) Janet DiFiore arraigned the University’s Director of Cultural Affairs David G. Watson on two felony counts involving child pornography Nov. 17.
If you haven’t seen StuffYourPace on your Twitter feed lately, that’s because they have been forced to shut down. “Due to pending legal issues…[we’re] being forced to cease & desist,” the unknown user tweeted on Oct. 6. The account was created to give students the heads up on where the free food was on campus. 
The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) led by Student Outreach Coordinator Alyssa Feldman and GallopNYC hosted an event Nov. 12 to teach handicapped children therapeutic horseback riding at the Kensington Stables in Brooklyn. 
The University hosted The Hatchery’s “Are You Serious?” event which is a fast-paced pitch competition for new business models Nov.11. The Hatchery provides entrepreneurs in the early stages of business with expert feedback from investors.
New York Conservatory for the Arts Screen, Film and Television (SFT) first year student Michael Simmons fell to his death from the St. George Residence Hall on Nov. 7 at approximately 2 a.m. The investigation of events leading up to Simmons passing is still ongoing.
The University’s P.A.C.E. Board (Programming and Campus Activities Board) hosted its annual Amateur Night Nov. 11 at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. Amateur Night featured undergraduate students dancing, singing, playing instruments and rapping. 
University criminal justice Professor Susan Herman has been appointed as a member of the new Permanent Sentencing Commission of New York. 
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) completed restoration of the signal and switch control system at the Jamaica, Queens Junction stop. The purpose of the project was to replace the World War I (WWI) era mechanical switch system with a new 21st century computer system.
The University’s Information and Technology Services (ITS) Department hosted the first annual Tech Expo 2010 Oct. 3. 
Poets at Pace was held at the University Oct. 25 and featured poets James Tate and Dara Wier who are married to each other. The event was held in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts lobby and was sponsored by the Office of the Provost. 
The Republicans won the House of Representatives during the Nov. 2 Midterm Elections. Voters cited disapproval and frustration with the current U.S. administration and with government spending and gave Congress back to the Republican Party. 
The Pace Energy and Climate Center was awarded Outstanding Outreach Partner by the Alliance for Clean Energy NY (ACE NY) at its annual meeting in Albany, N.Y.
 The University Co-Op and Career Services hosted an event called, “Alternative Options After Graduation” Nov. 4. Assistant Director of Career Services Jenna Campolieta led the event and gave insight into the different options available for students finishing or finished with their undergraduate degrees aside from immediately going to graduate school or beginning their careers.
Pace’s Official Programming Television (POP TV) will launch in December on Channel 36 in Maria’s Tower, 106 Fulton St. and One Pace Plaza. POP TV was originally scheduled to premiere Oct. 1, but, there have been some setbacks. 
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) announced its decision to increase bridge and tunnel toll costs as part of its 2011 fare hike plan on Oct. 27. The price increase will take effect Dec. 30.
The Clark Street and St. George residence halls sponsored a blood drive open to residents and the surrounding Brooklyn Heights community Oct..25.
The University hosted an Oktoberfest event for students in the campus courtyard on Oct. 20.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 has partnered with the University to develop a 30,000 square foot green roof on the fourth floor of Maria’s Tower. 
The University’s Criminal Justice Society went on a visit to the Manhattan Courthouse and District Attorney’s (DA) office located in Downtown Manhattan on Oct.15.
Federal Judge Virginia Phillips issued a nationwide injunction immediately stopping the enforcement of the military’s 17-year-old “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy, declaring it unconstitutional on Oct. 12. 
The University’s Student Government Association (SGA) met with various faculty members on Oct. 19 to discuss how the University handles student financial aid—or mishandles as many students explained during the meeting.
This semester, the University’s English Department hired Dr. Stephanie Hsu as a full time associate professor. 
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded prestigious scholarships to three University students who plan to pursue careers in cyber security.
A recent New York City Council hearing has proposed a new ban for smokers as well as Hayley and Diego’s Law, which affects careless drivers in NYC. 
The University’s NYC campus’ Programming and Campus Entertainment (P.A.C.E.) Board and Student Development and Campus Activities (SDACA) hosted the Fall 2010 Homecoming concert, which sold out this year for the first time.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ended the project to build a new transit tunnel under the Hudson on Oct. 7. The project, called Access to the Region’s Core (ARC), was to double commuter train capacity from New Jersey to Midtown Manhattan.
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Brooklyn Bridge is undergoing restoration due to its poor rating received in 2007 during a state inspection. The project began on Aug. 23 and will be completed by 2014. 
The Information Technology Services (ITS) has implemented the Lecture Capture System (LCS) available for students and faculty to use in all classrooms at the University. 
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) announced planned fare hikes and new changes to the subway system including new technology additions that are supposed to keep riders updated on arrivals and service changes. 
The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) and the University’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Stonewall Coalition co-sponsored the event “When Will the Hate Stop,” a student discussion on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ)-based violence on Oct. 13. 
The University’s English Department holds an annual reception for English majors, minors and professors. This year’s reception was held on Oct. 11 and that featured a buffet of food.
Students Organized Against Rape (SOAR) hosted Gabrielle Rubin at the University on Oct. 11 for a physical self-defense demonstration following her target prevention information session last week. 
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Allied (LGBTQA) Taskforce and the Stonewall Coalition hosted the National Coming Out Day Fair in front of One Pace Plaza on Oct. 11. 
With many student groups and organizations protesting the non-flyering policy and opposing the Homer screens, distinguished faculty has joined with students against the Administration in an attempt to get back the classic bulletin boards. 
Junior Danroy Henry of the PLV campus was fatally shot by police on Oct. 17 shortly after 1 a.m. Henry was a 20-year-old football player from Cambridge, Mass. who studied management at the Lubin School of Business, NYC campus. 
The University’s group Students Organized Against Rape (SOAR) held an event to raise self defense awareness on Oct. 5. It was led by martial arts expert and founder of the Female Awareness Self-Defense Class for Women, Gabrielle Rubin.
The University participates in the Fulbright Scholarship Program (FSP), which funds University students to study abroad to teach English, do research, study at a foreign university or intern after graduation.
The “Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors,” also known as the (DREAM Act), was re-introduced to Congress on March 26, 2009.  
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) civil rights organization in the U.S., launched a new approach toward marriage equality on Sept. 14. 
Storyteller and comedian Greg Walloch made an appearance at the University on Oct. 5. 
Hipsters are a common typecast within New York City — they can be easily identified by plaid shirts, cigarettes, obscure tattoos, trust funds, iPhones and shaved temples. 
The New York State (NYS) Comptroller Debate between Republican Harry Wilson and incumbent Democrat Thomas DiNapoli was held at the University in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Oct. 4. The debate was moderated by NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan.
The St. George Residence and 55 Clark Street residence halls in Brooklyn Heights have undergone renovations this past summer. From small changes like paint to big ones like a brand new kitchen, the dorms no longer just provide students with a place to sleep.  
The University has announced the recent contribution of funds to the Masters of Science (M.S.) in publishing program. 
The University is renovating the gym on the C-Level of One Pace Plaza in an effort to improve amenities on campus.
Haitian born novelist Edwidge Danticat shared stories and celebrated Haitian culture as part of the event “An Evening with Edwidge Danticat: Haiti on my Mind-A Fundraiser.” The event was held in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Sept. 30. 
This year’s President and Provost Welcome Reception held on Sept. 28 had some new additions and old traditions in Room A of the Student Union. 
Programming and Campus Entertainment Board (P.A.C.E. Board) will be hosting this year’s Homecoming Concert at the NYC Campus on Oct. 21 featuring rapper Fabolous as the headliner.  
University adjunct professor of political science Gustavo Rivera won the democratic primary for State Senate in the Bronx on Sept. 14.
Republican Carl Paladino and Democrat Andrew Cuomo are both running for New York State (NYS) governor. The election will take place Nov. 2.
The United Nations (UN) held a conference on Sept. 24 to discuss “The Global State of Autoimmunity Today” and the factors that trigger Autoimmune (AI) diseases. AI diseases are one of the leading causes of death in women below age 65. One in five Americans suffer from an AI disease, while several of those patients are diagnosed with multiple AI diseases. 
“May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows”, that quote from the Jay Z song “Forever Young” never made more sense than now. Max’s favorite rapper was Jay Z and ironically enough his words are the ones helping me, my fraternity brothers and many of his friends and family cope with his loss. 
University senior Max Moreno was shot and killed in his apartment in 2 Gold Street approximately between the hour of 11 p.m. and midnight.
On Sept. 19, a five-year construction project began, shutting down the Hudson Street entrance to the Holland Tunnel and leaving commuters bracing themselves for more traffic.
Business Daily recently featured an Intergenerational Computing class taught at the University by professor of computer science Jean Coppola. 
This summer, Andrea Spencer, Ph.D. was appointed Dean of the School of Education (SOE) at the University effective July 1. She succeeds Harriet Feldman, Ph.D., who has served as Interim Dean for the SOE since 2006. Dr. Feldman now serves as the University’s Interim Provost.
The University hosted three New York Times (NYT) reporters who discussed their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan at “In Black and White,” a panel event held on Sept. 22. 
The Psychology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) held a two-day conference on women, power and aging this past weekend at the University. 
The upcoming US Congress elections have brought a sense of frustration and pessimism among voters. Democrats are constantly on the defensive, Republicans are angry and feel ignored, while Independents have lost faith in both parties.
WPIX reporter Lisa Mateo interviewed students of the Build on Special Strengths (BOSS) Program at the University to highlight a unique innovative college opportunity for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). 
While approaching Brooklyn from the bridge, it is hard to miss the lush green meadows that spread across the urban waterfront. Construction for the Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) commenced in January 2009, unveiling its first six acres in March 2009.
University criminal justice professor Susan Herman recently released her latest book “Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime.”
The University’s LGBTQA Task Force is looking for support for a Center on both the NYC and PLV campuses.
The Office of Admissions has implemented Transfer Tuesdays to encourage prospective students to apply to the University.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is in the next stage of construction of the Fulton Street Transit Center.
The University was recently named as one of the Top 20 colleges that will make you rich, according to
Since the passing of the bailout plan in 2009, the MTA is proposing to raise fares for all subway riders.
The University has partnered with Peer Health Exchange (PHE) to teach a at local high schools.
The development of the World Trade Center (WTC) site is quickly picking up steam. With estimated completion dates just over the horizon, New Yorkers are beginning to see major improvements.
The University underwent a number of changes to the Administration over the summer. Announcements of the new administrative members were broadcast on the University’s website sporadically throughout the summer.
Neil Braun, former President of NBC Television Network, was appointed the new Dean of the Lubin School of Business at the University on July 1, replacing Joseph R. Baczko.
As part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Dr. Brian Petersen of the University’s Counseling Center organized two film screenings and a Q&A session with the filmmakers. This included “Eating Disorders, Body Image, Perfectionism” which was held in the Student Union on Feb. 23.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) outlined a plan for budget cuts that will result in laying off more than 1,000 workers due to their $750 million budget deficit. 
This downsize will also affect about 450 station agents and more than 600 administrative workers. 
New York State Governor David Paterson announced his formal withdrawal from the 2010 governor’s electoral race.
As part of Jumpstart at Pace, pre-school aged children came to the University on March 5 to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The children, along with some of their parents, participated in various activities throughout campus and the surrounding area.
The children were split up in to three different groups with each group going to a different location.
Within the past couple of weeks the University announced a report of sexual assault and an attempted rape located near the NYC campus.
On Feb. 20, people were protesting for the United States to have universal healthcare. The protest took place on Broadway between Cortlandt Street and Liberty Street. The protest not only had people holding signs for Health Care for America NOW (HCAN) and other signs but also chanting, “Change now.”
The number of passengers riding the Staten Island Ferry set a record in 2009, with 21 million passengers riding throughout the year. 
Some yellow cabs will start offering group rides while making predetermined pick-up spots and only certain drop-off locations starting Feb. 26.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Feb. 11 that the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza will now be permanent. The Plaza has created 2.5 acres of space for tourists and residents.
In New York City’s 8th District where the University is located, Democratic representative Jerry Nadler recently denounced the Supreme Court ruling that corporations may make financial contributions to election campaigns.
Downtown Brooklyn is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the borough and is drawing many residents to the area with the promise of new commercial, residential and cultural developments.
The latest conflict of the 9/11 Terror Trials is the cost of having them in Lower Manhattan. The trials are concerning Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others allegedly involved in the 9/11 attacks.
On CBS’ Face the Nation, Vice President Joe Biden harshly criticized New York City (NYC) Mayor Michael Bloomberg claiming that the Mayor has set an unreasonable price for the trials.
On March 20, two female students were the victims of sexual abuse near the New York City campus. The students were walking south on William Street from Spruce Street around 3:15 a.m. when the incident occurred.
Students gathered in the gym on Feb. 9 for the University’s Spirit Night hosted by Student Development And Campus Activities (SDACA).
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is going to continue their multi-million dollar plan to install more subway countdown clocks throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn.
As midterm elections approach, New York State (NYS) Senator Kirsten Gillibrand may have to first run in a primary election against former Tennessee Congressman Harold E. Ford, Jr.
New York State Governor David Paterson proposed a $134 billion spending plan for New York State (NYS) for the upcoming 2010 – 11 financial year. This plan features $5.5 billion in cuts and $1 billion in tax increases to eliminate the state’s $7.4 billion deficit. The plan also includes thousands of job cuts.
On Feb. 9, a group of students from both the NYC and PLV campuses at the University traveled to Albany, N.Y. for Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities’ (CICU) Student Lobby Day, where they met with senators to lobby for more attention to financial aid programs in the New York State (NYS) budget.
Professor Christelle Scharff of the Seidenberg School recently returned from a mobile technology “boot camp” in Thies, Senegal. With the help of two colleagues from Stony Brook and Thies, Scharff taught 24 Senegalese students how to program socially beneficial applications on mobile phones.
On Wednesday Feb. 10 the Office of Housing and Residential Life (OHRL) hosted its third annual Date Auction to benefit the American Red Cross: Haiti Relief fund. The night raised over $3,000.
Haiti, one of the world’s poorest countries, was hit with a 7.0 earthquake on Jan 12. Since then, there have been 33 aftershocks, with 14 of them being recorded as being between 5.0 and 5.9 on the Richter scale.
The Masters of Science in Publishing Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The program began at the University in 1984 to allow students “to make publishing more than accidental,” Director of M.S. Publishing professor Sherman Raskin said. The program also provides students the opportunity to be trained in all aspects of the business of publishing from books and magazines to new technology.
The third annual Student Leadership Conference took place on Feb. 6 in the Student Union at the University. This year’s theme for the conference was “Overcoming Adversity & Challenges.” Sean Curran, Senior Account Officer/VP at J.P. Morgan Chase, was the keynote motivational speaker. His remarkable life story served as a great example of overcoming adversity and challenges.
One year into the Obama administration and many of the University’s students feel that President Obama is trying the best he can, despite unfulfilled promises and massive roadblocks to accomplishing legislative changes as seen in the healthcare issue.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and Student Development and Campus Activities (SDACA) presented James McBride: Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 31. Student organizations Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), the Black Student Union and Caribbean Student Association co-sponsored the event.
The University held its first event for Black History month with a screening of the documentary The Murder of Emmett Till on Feb. 3. The documentary tells the story about the death of Emmett Till and the start of the Civil Rights movement.
As the date for self-declared 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his accomplices’ trial approaches, controversy is stirring over the appropriate place to hold the proceedings. The trials can affect Lower Manhattan economically and socially.
On Tuesday Feb. 2, we lost a wise teacher, generous spirit and, too many of us, a kind friend, Philosophy and Religious Studies professor Dr. Thomas O’Sullivan. As to whether or not he’ll be moving on to another life is a topic Dr. O’Sullivan would have been glad to discuss. He made it his life’s work to enter, guide and create discourse on the larger questions in life.
The University served as host of the Left Forum in 2009 and will be doing the same the weekend of March 19-21. Bringing panelists together from the national wealth of educators, students and activists, attendees this year will also be given what’s expected to be rousing speeches from both Noam Chomsky and Jesse Jackson.
The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) voted to close 19 schools on Jan. 27, based on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recommendations.
In the past month, both Newark Liberty International Airport and John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport have had major security breaches. Terminals had to be shut down and evacuated while planes were held up for hours. Many passengers were delayed and after evacuating their terminals, they had to be put through security screenings again.
I was sitting on my bed with my camera reviewing photos. All of a sudden, the room began to shake. I had been in Haiti for exactly a week, staying with Jeanette and Christopher Felix, founders of the Children in Need Haitian Project. This is the organization I was working with in Haiti and it is located in the mountains about an hour away from Port-au-Prince.
Governor’s Island school to open In 2010, the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School (NYHS) will open up on Governors Island. The school has spent the past six years in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. The NYHS will have an enrollment of 432 students that will have students taking the ferry to Governors Island from the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan.
The University celebrated the “Day of Peace Celebration” in the Student Union and Multipurpose Room to promote peace. With the tagline that stated, “Let Peace Begin With[in] Me!”
Smoking will soon be banned in some New York City apartments. With concerns of secondhand smoke, landlords are not allowing their tenants to smoke and will evict them if they do so.
The New York Times chief mergers and acquisitions reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin spoke at the University on Dec. 2 about his new book “Too Big to Fail.”
The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies held their first colloquium of the year on Nov. 24 for the inauguration of The Center for Ethical Thinking. The Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies and the Pforzheimer Honors College co-sponsored the inaugural colloquium.
The World March for Peace and Nonviolence was held on Nov. 30 in Lower Manhattan. The March began at Borough Hall in Brooklyn and proceeded over the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall. The March was held as a way to hopefully end world violence.
The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is laying off over 500 school aides in order to save money.
The World March for Peace and NonViolence event will take place at the University on Nov. 30. The University will welcome world leaders, the global organizers for New City and the participants to the world’s first 93 days, six continent march.
The Body and Mind House (BAM) and Green House hosted Healthy Eating at Pace to consult University students on how to eat in a college setting.
Poets at Pace was held at the University on Nov. 18 in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. The event focused on Frank O’Hara and his poetry. The University’s Poet in Residence Charles North hosted the event.
CNBC On-air Editor and University alum Charles Gasparino, presented his latest book, “The Sellout: How Thre